Name MGMT 317 - Organizational Behavior Module 1 Xerox Case Study Xerox Case Study Diversity of employees and cultures in organizations possess the ability to bring about tremendous transformational changes coupled with a great deal of benefits. Fortune 500 companies such as Xerox are aware of these benefits, so how would Xerox define diversity, and how have its definition revolutionize over the years? For one to accomplish anything they first have to be motivated; so what are some of the reasons why Xerox should be motivated to diversify their workforce? And how have Xerox demonstrate its values workplace diversity? The leaking pipeline phenomenon; has Xerox embody or defy it?
Many women in the United States are viewed as strong and independent people. However, women are also shown to be not as powerful and equal to men, women’s voices are still not heard equally today. The blunt truth is that men still run the world. Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduated in the United States; men still hold more leadership positions in the industry and the government. It is a proven fact that “A man is selected for hire over a woman” (Yurkiewicz) while women should automatically be the ones to sit at home and be less help then a man.
This put women at a disadvantage because they would not be able to pick up and move as easily as men. Wal-Mart would also waive minimum required qualifications to retain employees, a way of bypassing the promotion process. Wal-Mart pride itself on strong organizational culture that is based on respect for the individual, service to the customer, and strive for excellence. The company published letters praising individual employees for outstanding service. Wal-Mart managers public stated that women associates are paid less than men because they had to provide for their families.
Wage gap is seen throughout history as a negative aspect as most individuals would think that women work as much as men, maybe even more, yet tend to have a lower salary and worse living conditions. Most of the community however never thought about why wage gap is a good thing but rather accuse firms and governments by pointing out sexism and the suffering of women worldwide. Many studies on the gender wage gap tended to focus on whether sexism is the reason for the wage gap, or if the gap is driven predominantly by the difference between both genders’ human capital attainment.
The 19th Amendment did not bring equality for women in any sense, other than the gain of suffrage. In addition, although the amendment did not limit suffrage to only white women, black women often were prevented from voting. Women continue to face sexism in the workforce and all other areas of life, with women continuing to earn only seventy-seven cents for every dollar earned by a man. Although, women now surpass men in terms of education, and still makeup only 5% of the CEOs of Fortune 500 countries. They are held back by traditional gender roles.
Topic: A complete Analysis of Exxon Mobil Developing a vision and mission statement is one of the first steps in strategic planning. While a company must constantly adapt to its ever changing and competitive environment, there are certain standards that doesn’t change no matter how much the business changes. These standards serve as guides in the process of strategic planning. These standard unchanging ideas form the company’s vision and are expressed in the company’s mission statement. A mission statement defines what an organization is, why it exists, and its reason for its mere existence.
Discuss management's role in organizing human capital. Which of the following roles in organizing human staffing do you feel is most important; staffing, training and development, compensation and benefits and employee relations? Why? Within your company which roles do you think they do well? Which roles could they improve upon?
While men are judged on purely skill in their respective sports, women are judged less on their actually skills but how they can be marketed which always comes down to sexualizing themselves. You can see this by looking at the top paid women athletes such as Maria Sharapova or Danica Patrick who all clearly play that role. When we look at sport contracts, and only contracts not sponsorships, the largest contract signed by a male was $275,000,000(Alex Rodriguez) compared to the largest contract by a female was only $25,000,000. The same holds true when we look at
Gender bias in the workplace Natalie Brown Bryant & Stratton College SOSC 102: Principles of Sociology Annetta Gad July 15, 2012 Abstract Women are represented as being underneath men in an organizational hierarchy. They do not earn as much money as their male counterparts, even though they may work as hard. Gender bias does exist in the workplace. It is the main cause for women not being able to break that invisible barrier, which keeps them from reaching senior levels. A woman can have the same degree as a man but will not be offered the same job as him, simply because of her sex.
In order to complete their mission in informing and persuading its current and potential and investors, Xerox’s annual report strategically uses confident language and repeated mention of the company’s success to focus on its growth and build trust with readers, easy-to-understand graphs, statistical data and different colors to highlight positive financial data, and culturally diverse pictures of people to reassure sustainability. Throughout the report, usage of confident language shows that the company has confidence with how it is operating, and reassures these investors that they are in it to succeed and to grow. When referring to the company, they repeatedly use words like "leader," "largest," "successful," and "continue"; this is the start to building trust with current and potential investors. The positive vocabulary gives readers assurance that things will continue to progress. In the shareholders’ letter, the CEO, Ursula Burns, starts by giving a brief summary of how Xerox performed in 2011, followed by the steps they have been taking to the success.